Missouri Labor and Employment Attorney
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, LLC, with offices in St. Louis and Kansas City, represents employers and employees nearly exclusively in labor and employment law matters in state and federal courts nationwide. The firm has represented clients and served as class counsel in trials, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and negotiations in every aspect of employment law, including FLSA overtime and minimum wage claims of individual and collective actions and wage and hour class litigation; complex civil litigation; discrimination; licensing and administrative law primarily before State Boards and the Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC); review and drafting of executive and professional employment contracts; contract disputes; and non-compete and restrictive covenant disputes. Mr. Dolley is a frequent speaker and lecturer and a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and BAMSL.
Our firm leads by example as an innovator in Missouri labor law,
contract law and
construction law, handling cases related to
wage and hour claims, the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),
administrative law and licensing, the
False Claims Act,
workers' compensation and
health care. Our attorneys regularly counsel and represent professionals involved in non-compete agreement and trade secret disputes, unpaid wage and overtime claims, discrimination, labor and
qui tam matters. Nurses, police officers and other professional employees involved in professional licensing matters before the Administrative Hearing Commission and Missouri State Boards seek out our legal representation.
Success in Missouri Employment Law
In 2007, the Firm established a highly refined and renowned employment standard under the Missouri Human Rights Act in the Missouri Supreme Court case, Daugherty vs. City of Maryland Heights. Because of such success, Mr. Dolley has become a nationally recognized speaker on topics such as employment law, government liability and maintaining the highest ethical standards of legal practice. He has presented at both local and national seminars and conferences. The Firm's success has drawn employers, management, executives, entrepreneurs, individuals and working professionals as clients.
Labor and Employment Law Practice
Attorney Kevin J. Dolley has extensive experience in labor and employment law matters under state and federal law. He provides specialized counsel in discrimination and retaliation law, including cases involving allegations of age, race, sex, gender, pregnancy, and disability discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and wrongful termination. Mr. Dolley advocates for clients in wage and hour claims, including cases involving misclassification of hourly and salary employees, unpaid wages and overtime disputes. His traditional labor law practice includes collective bargaining counsel, unfair labor practices claims, counsel on medical leave and FMLA issues, reduction in force and hiring and firing disputes. He works with clients to investigate claims of discrimination or mistreatment and in implementing effective strategies and remedial measures as part of the investigatory process.
Mr. Dolley successfully represents clients in cases before the EEOC and Missouri Commission on Human Rights. He has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including mediation, discovery, and dispositive motion practice. This experience encompasses representation of employees and businesses in employment law class action litigation.
Attorney Kevin Dolley regularly represents clients in state and federal court, before the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission. He understands that business and employment matters can have an overwhelming impact on a client's professional and personal well-being.
Mr. Dolley represents health care providers in disputes involving Medicare and Medicaid including defense of claims involving fraudulent and overpayment billing. His business law practice includes contract drafting and review, litigation of contract and business disputes and legal counsel across industries including legal counsel for health care providers and construction contractors.
The Firm litigates non-compete, non-solicitation, and trade secret disputes and regularly reviews existing non-compete clauses and agreements to determine enforceability. Mr. Dolley advocates for employees in non-compete disputes and also assists in drafting new non-compete agreements and enforcing existing ones. Mr. Dolley frequently handles Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and preliminary injunction requests as part of the non-compete litigation process.
Professional Licensing and Administrative Law
The Firm represents professionals in hearings before the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, and other state and local administrative agencies, personnel boards, and committees. Mr. Dolley regularly represents nurses, pharmacists, police officers, teachers, and other employees in professional licensing, disciplinary matters, and internal investigations.
Nursing Disciplinary Actions
Mr. Dolley regularly represents nurses before the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Administrative Hearing Commission. For nurses against whom a complaint has been lodged, he advises nurses on how to respond to complaints, and advocates for nurses before the Board in order to disprove allegations or reduce the proposed discipline against a nurse's license.
Litigation in Business, Construction and Contract Matters
The Firm offers aggressive trial representation in litigation of business disputes, contract cases, construction disputes, and business litigation, providing affordable solutions, tailored to meet the individual and corporate needs of clients.
Contract Drafting and Review
Contracts involving construction projects, executives, companies and employees are complex documents that need to be created responsibly to clearly outline the relationship between the parties. The drafting and review of these contracts should be done with the assistance of experienced legal counsel to alert clients of potential problems and to propose effective solutions. Mr. Dolley focuses his representation on clearly defined legal strategies compatible with both business and personal goals of his clients.
Representing Clients in Labor, Employment, Contract & Business Law
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, with locations in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, is a leading boutique law firm with a primary focus on providing sophisticated and high quality legal counsel. Kevin J. Dolley works to ensure uncompromising success in litigation and counseling for clients so that they meet business and personal goals and objectives. He has won multi-million dollar and six figure jury verdicts and settlements and has also successfully defended individuals and businesses accused of misconduct.